Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.
- Toxic masculinity is tearing us apart: Christopher Harper-Mercer, 4chan and the fragility of America’s alpha male
In the wake of any tragedy, there’s a natural impulse to wonder: How did this happen? Who was to blame for this? In the week since Christopher Harper-Mercer’s execution of nine students at an Oregon community college, the question has become the same: Who is at fault here?
- Editorial: A Step Toward Justice in the Release of 6,000 Prisoners
An effort to reduce unjustly long sentences in nonviolent drug crimes will only make a tiny dent in America’s vast prison population.
- It took me two hours to get my hands on an AK-47. Welcome to America | Eric Rodriguez
I wondered if people planning mass shootings found it just as easy to get their hands on illegal weapons on the black market.
- Those who decry abortion but condone gun violence are anti-woman, not pro-life | Martha Plimpton
Potential life – with all its promise and power – means far more to these demagogues than the actual lives of people here on Earth, now.